But I have already done chores, ( the outside ones) , and did a quick clean of the inside - at least as clean as it is going to get for today... and started potato soup in the crock pot . So until Wrangler Man finds me - I get to Sew!~!!
First - the Winner... Pat R - you will be recieving a $15 gift certificate from Equilter.com - it will come via email so don't delete it.... Congratulations!
When I make Quilts I have a really bad habit of finishing the top and putting it in a pile. Then when I decide to quilt it I try to find a backing. And since I don't have what I think I want I go shopping and then, I have to make it - so the backing part can delay me for a while! This go round - I am making the backings NOW!
For the Red White and Blue one - I chose a patterned Blue. It is simple. My quilt top measured 65 x 80. It will be Longarm quilted so I made my backing bigger. I made it 71 x 87. I think that this will give me enough to bind it to when all is quilted and ready.
For the Second one - well I am waffling. This is what I have found in my stash. What do you think? To much? To crazy? Just right? When I first started this quilt it didn't have a recipient in mind... it was fabric that my boys chose at Quilt a Fair and I was going to USE it immediately instead of stashing it.
As I have been sewing it I have been thinking that it might go to a gal that I work with at the VA. She was in Vietnam and is very instrumental in helping some of these OEF/OIF vets. And she's a bright happy gal....
And yes - that is a whole bolt of fabric...don't hate me because I.... have fabric *giggle*
Quick story - I use to be a buyer for a clothing company, and I would have to estimate that we will make 70 pairs of pants of this fabric so I need about 210 yards and Bam - It was bought. Do you know how HARD it is to buy 1/4 yards compared to that????? Seriously????